Friday, October 18, 2013

Movie Review: "Escape Plan"

If you have been missing the nonsensical action flicks of the late Eighties and Nineties, then Escape Plan is for you.  In the film, we have Stallone and Arnold, two of the big heavyweights of the action genre, working together to try and escape a high security prison, run by the always awesome, Jim Caviezel.  That's all you need to know in order to decide whether or not to see this film.  It's fun, full of suspense, and has some good doses of action, but it's not wall-to-wall explosions either, and that's where I found most of my enjoyment coming from with this film.  While Stallone and Arnold are pretty much playing who they always play, the story is relatively smart and has a good number of twist and turns that keep you on your toes.  As a matter of fact, I'd classify this film more as a high concept suspense/thriller, rather than an action film, even though there are a bunch of gunfights, punches, and explosions near the end.  While Escape Plan may not be as memorable as Rambo or True Lies, due to its been there-done that vibe it just can't shake by throwing back to those kinds of movies, it's a fun movie that is well worth seeing if you love the cast and the genre.

I give Escape Plan a B+!

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